1. New York Mets Sign Livan Hernandez

    The Mets have added yet another pitcher to compete with Freddy Garcia, Jon Niese and Tim Redding for the fifth spot in the starting rotation. The Daily News is reporting that the Mets have signed 34-year-old pitcher Livan Hernandez...

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  2. The Stache Is Back In Town: Jose Valentin Re-Signs With The Mets

    The New York Post is reporting that the Mets have signed infielder Jose Valentin to a minor league contract...

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  3. Johan Santana Will Not Pitch In World Baseball Classic

    The Daily News is reporting that Johan Santana, under the instruction of the New York Mets' training staff, has withdrawn himself from consideration to play in the World Baseball Classic...

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  4. New York Mets: Life After Manny Ramirez

    It is Feb. 8 and there are merely four days until pitchers and catchers report to the Mets'' Minor League Complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Yet, there is still no sign of the future Hall of Fame Slugger, Manny Ramirez...

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  5. Mets Lose Out on Another Free Agent

    The Texas Rangers are set to announce this week that they have signed OF Andruw Jones to a minor league deal worth $500,000 and could be worth another $1 million if he reaches the majors...

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  6. Breaking Down the 2009 New York Mets Bullpen

    The 2008 season was a lost season for the New York Mets, very much like the 2007 season. Throughout the season the New York fans and media alike placed the blame on the team’s bullpen...

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  7. New York Mets Top Prospect Fernando Martinez Suffers A Setback

    With Spring training still a few weeks away, the Mets top prospect, Fernando Martinez, is already injured. Following his clutch home run in the Caribbean Baseball World Series, Martinez began to feel elbow discomfort...

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  8. Omar Minaya's Potential Steal

    This offseason has certainly proved to be a busy one for Mets GM, Omar Minaya. Following the 2008 season, Minaya was faced with multiple tasks. The first was rebuilding the troubled bullpen from the ground up...

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  9. Who's On Second?: Mets Need To Consider Ruben Gotay To Play Second Base

    Heading into this year the Mets have many question marks surrounding the roster. Their pitching staff has multiple holes that have yet to be filled. Their bullpen is still lacking a second left handed pitcher to complement relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano..

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  10. Aaron Heilman Traded to Chicago Cubs

    ESPN’s Bruce Levine is reporting that former Mets pitcher Aaron Heilman could soon be on his way to the Chicago Cubs. Levine reports that a deal is in the works...

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  11. Analyzing Mets GM Omar Minaya's Strategy to Building a Winning Ball Club

    The Mets and Yankees may both call New York their home. They may both have their own regional sports network. They may even both have a large fanbase. However, the ways in which these clubs construct themselves are completely different...

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  12. Where in the World Is Fernando Martinez?

    Over the past few seasons, the New York Mets have made trades that have vastly depleted their farm system. However, in all of these trades the Mets have refused to part with one player...

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  13. A Closer Look At New Mets Pitcher, Casey Fossum

    Following the Mets trade of left-handed reliever Scott Schoeneweis, the Mets found themselves with only one southpaw reliever in Pedro Feliciano...

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  14. Freddy Garcia Heading To The Mets

    The Daily News’s Adam Rubin is reporting that the Mets have signed free agent pitcher Freddy Garcia. The deal is a one-year minor league contract...

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  15. Mets Add Outfield Depth, Sign Cory Sullivan

    Troy Renck over at the All Things Rockies Blog is reporting that the Mets have signed former Colorado Rockies outfielder Cory Sullivan to a one-year contract...

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  16. What the New York Mets and America Have in Common

    Believe it or not, the New York Mets and our country, the United States of America, have a great deal in common. Both have many positives that make people love them; however, each have those little flaws that keep them from achieving their full potential.

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  17. Mets Avoid Arbitration With Duaner Sanchez

    ESPN is reporting that the Mets have avoided arbitration with 29 year old reliever Duaner Sanchez. Sanchez and the team have agreed upon a 1 year deal worth $ 1.6875 million...

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  18. Why New York Mets Fans Should Be Concerned About This Season

    On Oct. 4, 2009 the Mets will end the regular season at home against the Houston Astros. In all likelihood, this could be the end of their season all together. Before I continue, I would just like to say that I am no sell-out or a pessimist...

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  19. Jerry Manuel: An American Gangsta

    Jerry Manuel has been all over baseball. He has been a player, a coach, and a manager at all levels of the game. One thing is for sure, however, is that wherever Jerry goes, success follows...

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  20. Freddy Garcia May Be Mets Bound

    Andrew Marchand at ESPN Radio is reporting that Freddy Garcia has narrowed down his choice of teams to three.These teams include the Mets, Yankees, and Rangers.At one time, Garcia was a dominating pitcher...

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  21. New York Mets Should Turn To Cuban Defector To Bolster Offense

    Ever since the off-season began, the Mets have found themselves looking for an everyday outfielder. At first they were interested in the very talented, yet aging Raul Ibanez...

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  22. Pedro Martinez Not Heading To The Florida Marlins

    Yesterday, it was being reported that Pedro Martinez was in talks with the Florida Marlins about possibly pitching for their ballclub. However, today that rumor is being disputed by Clark Spencer from the Miami Herald...

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  23. J.J. Putz, Meet The 2009 New York Mets

    Joseph Jeffery "J.J." Putz was born in Trenton, Michigan on February 22nd, 1977. In high school Putz was a pitching stand out and was elected Mr. Baseball for the state of Michigan in 1995...

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  24. The New York Mets' Case To Re-Sign Pedro Martinez

    Heading into the offseason, I wasn't sure what the Mets should do to improve their ballclub for the upcoming season. I was, however, sure of one thing, and that was I did not want to see Pedro Martinez in a Mets uniform in 2009...

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  25. New York Mets Sign Tim Redding

    Jon Heyman reports that, after months of speculation, the Mets have signed right-hander Tim Redding to join their pitching staff. The deal is reported to be worth somewhere in the ballpark of $2...

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